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What is an inclusive environment?

Accommodates different ways people use built env.

Facilitates equal use by everyone, particularly where demographics = changing day-to-day

Regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, faith, economic circumstance

Does not physically / socially separate, discriminate / isolate

Essential to create a fair society and sustainable future

Up to designers, architects, engineers etc. to consider different needs

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How does Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) define inclusive design?

Inclusive - so everyone can use it safely, easily and with dignity

Responsive - taking account of what people say they need and want

Flexible - so different people can use it in different ways

Convenient - so everyone can use it without too much effort or separation

Accommodating for all people, regardless of their age, gender, mobility, ethnicity or circumstances.

Welcoming - with no disabling barriers that might exclude some people.

Realistic - offering more than one solution to help balance everyone's needs and recognising that
one solution may not work for all

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What are the SEVEN principles of universal design?

1. Equitable use
2. Flexibility in use
3. Simple and intuitive
4. Perceptible information
5. Tolerance for error
6. Low physical effort
7. Size and space for approach and use

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Why is teamworking important?

Mix of skills, knowledge and experience = greater creativity and innovation in solutions

Involving other depts. in team = buy-in across organisation

Improve inter-departmental communications and enhance relationships

Interaction / feeling part of a team = motivating and rewarding

Sense of ‘belonging’ = enhance productivity

Sense of team spirit, people will not want to let others down, might ‘go the extra mile’

Sense of inclusion

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What are the THREE different scales of inclusive design?

o National and regional scale

o City and neighbourhood scale

o Building and public space scale

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What is national and regional scale inclusive design?

E.G. as a result of policy decisions and growing inequalities in infrastructure investment

Takes longer to travel by train from Liverpool to Hull than from London to Paris

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What is city and neighbourhood scale inclusive design?

E.G. location of jobs, houses, shops and schools across cities, and how they are linked through public transport, walking and cycling

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What is building and public space scale inclusive design?

E.G. inclusive design of entrances and steps can make people feel welcome and allow all to participate fully

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How can you approach inclusive design from the outset?

Consultation = key; need to understand users and their needs

Stakeholder engagement and consultation

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What is inclusive design?

Design that enables everyone to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities

While lifts = important, some lifts = unsuitable for some users e.g. glass sided lifts if you have vertigo / some lifts = too small for larger motorised wheelchairs

Overcoming economic inequality

Encouraging social cohesion

To ensure everyone can fully enjoy use of a building